Did you know that “Green” and “Bio” products are not all created equal?

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We have learned a lot over the years about what is truly beneficial for our environment and what is “Fake Green”. Many people want to appear “green” but don’t want to make the monetary investment to protect our environment. South Jersey Paper has partnered with Primeware who is one of the few “True Green” companies in foodservice disposables. Check out these certifications and make sure you are not being duped into the “Fake Green” universe.

* BPI (Biodegradable Products Institute)

The BPI certifies products as compostable, only after they have been tested by the ASTM standards and successfully meets ASTM guidelines. Additionally, test results need to be submitted to a scientific review board for final approval before receiving the BPI certificate.

* ASTM D6400

PrimeWare has been tested by ASTM standards, and meets their guidelines for compostable molded fiber products. NOTE: ASTM does not “Certify” products, they simply create testing standards and protocol to be followed during research.

* USDA BioPrefered

The BioPreferredSM program aims to increase the purchase and use of renewable, environmentally friendly biobased products while providing “green” jobs and new markets for farmers, manufacturers, and vendors.

* FDA

PrimeWare complies with FDA guidelines for food contact surfaces.

* Health Canada

PrimeWare has received the approval of the Canadian government as safe for contact.

* ISO 9001

This certifies that the the factory has been audited and meets this ISO standard for Quality Management Systems for processing, production and sale of disposable paper pulp molded products.

* ISO 14001

This certifies that the factory has been audited and meets this ISO standard for Environmental Management Systems for processing production and sale of disposable paper pulp molded products.

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